Chintapalle, Visakhapatnam district

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Chintapalli
Mandal and village
Bus en route to Lambasinghi
Bus en route to Lambasinghi
Chintapalli is located in Andhra Pradesh
Chintapalli
Chintapalli
Chintapalli is located in India
Chintapalli
Chintapalli
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°52′00″N 82°21′00″E / 17.8667°N 82.3500°E / 17.8667; 82.3500Coordinates: 17°52′00″N 82°21′00″E / 17.8667°N 82.3500°E / 17.8667; 82.3500
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Visakhapatnam
Elevation 839 m (2,753 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 531 111
Vehicle registration AP

Chintapalle or Chintapalli is a major tourist and historic town and mandal in Visakhapatnam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

Every year lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of tourists from all over the country come here during the winter season. The temperature in this area sometimes falls down to almost minus 2 degrees Celsius. Tourists come here to enjoy the cold winter nights and early morning snow fall. Sunrise is seen after 10 a.m and the daytime sun light is very short. It is an undescribable experience walking in the mornings.

Chintapalli is also where the Rampa Rebellion, lead by Alluri Sitarama Raju against the British in 1922 got started. Chintapalli's Police Station was the first one to be attacked by the Revolutionaries during the freedom struggle.

Chintapalli is considered to be the headquarters of the agricultural and commercial crops market.

Geography[edit]

It has an average elevation of 839 meters (2755 feet). It is 132 km from Visakhapatnam and 19 km from Andhra's "Kashmir", Lammasingi (Lambasingi). The highest point in Eastern Ghats is also in Chintapalli.

Tourist Attractions[edit]

Chintapalle Waterfalls near Araku
Chintapalle Waterfalls

There are many picturesque areas in and around Chintapalli. These areas include nationally recognised Lammasingi, Kothapalli waterfalls, Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), apple plantations, orchid plantations, dragon fruit plantations and coffee plantations.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 census, The town has a population of 7,888 of which 4,196 are males and 3,692 are females. Average Sex Ratio of the town is 880 against state average of 993. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 632 which is 8.01% of total population of Chintapalle. Child Sex Ratio in the town is around 945 compared to Andhra Pradesh state average of 939. Literacy rate of Chintapalle town is 79.80% higher than state average of 67.02%.[2]

Legislative assembly[edit]

Chintapalle is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. The elected members are:

  1. Depuru Kondala Rao
  2. Korabu Ratnam
  3. Goddeti Demudu
  4. Pasupuleti Balaraju
  5. M.V.V Satyanarayana
  6. Goddeti Demudu

Eminent Persons[edit]

Education[edit]

Chintapalli is a major educational destination for people living in nearby mandals. There are various educational institutions in Chintapalli from primary schools to graduate degree colleges, both public and private sector, administered by the School Education Department of the state.[3][4] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English and Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise list of villages in Visakhapatnam district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chintapalle Census 2011". 
  3. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.